Altenew Certified Educators For the Love of Altenew Instagram Blog Hop

Hello everybody!!!

I am joining a fun INSTA hop where all of us Educators will be sharing our love for Altenew through our handmade goodness/creations! The IG hop starts from @altenewllc so make sure you start from the beginning! I thought of creating a blog post as well for those of you who would like to know how I created the cards.

For this hop, I thought of creating 2 cards using the same inks, embossing folders and or stamps to make 1 easy to create card (CAS) and 1 intermediate card with more techniques involved. Let’s get started!


YOU ARE AMAZING/ SOMETIMES IN THE WINDS OF CHANGE…


MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create a background to mimic the water by using different shades of blue and gold alcohol inks on Nara paper. Wet the surface of the paper with alcohol before dropping the alcohol inks. Move the colors using a hairdryer. The last step is to spray the background using a misting spray with alcohol to create the “bubbles”.
  • For the goldfish, stamp the images onto watercolor paper using Antique linen distress ink or any light colored ink. Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils.

  • Die-cut the images using the coordinating dies. Use a circle die for the card front to create windows.
  • Stamp the sentient using Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Assemble the card using adhesive and foam squares.

Here’s a CAS card using the same basic materials as the first card.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Create the background using alcohol inks and the gold ink
  • Color the images using watercolor and colored pencils
  • Die-cut 2 circles as base for the fishes
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink and Rose Gold embossing powder
  • Assemble the card with foam squares for added dimension.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY


Here’s another pair of cards using the same materials to create two totally different cards.

Again, I used alcohol inks to create this wonderful textured background as a base of my card. Below are the materials.

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • Add alcohol to Nara paper then drop of alcohol ink to create an ombre background. Add Pinata brass while the surface is still wet. Use a dryer to dry the surface.
  • Add droplets of diluted alcohol ink using the paintbrush to create added texture.
  • Dry emboss the background with the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder and add more alcohol inks to darken certain areas.
  • Stamp floral images on watercolor paper with Vesamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Watercolor the images. Add salt while the petal is still wet to create some texture.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

DIES: FINE ALPHABET DIE, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE

STEPS:

  • Cut a strip of Nara paper and paint lines using a brush and alcohol inks. Dilute the inks if necessary to create an ombre effect.
  • Add drops of diluted inks and spray pure alcohol as well for added texture to the background.
  • Die cut the letters and sentiment several times and adhere on top of each other.
  • Emboss a plain white rectangular Cardstock using the Angled Mosaic 3D embossing folder leaving the center area flat.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

SO GRATEFUL/THANKS


Here is the 3rd set of cards. I recently got the latest set of the Northern Shore mini dye inks and wanted to test the colors so I swiped the ink cube onto white cardstock. I loved the look so I went ahead and created these cards. 🙂 No colored cardstock to match the inks? No problem! Make your own colored cardstock using the ink cubes!

MATERIALS:

STEPS:

  • For the card base, swipe the mini ink cubes directly onto Neenah Solar white cardstock. Make sure they overlap and leave some white space.
  • Die cut the Morning Glory die using textured cardstock and color using the ink cubes to match the background.
  • Color the leaves using artist markers.
  • Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS:

FANCY THANKS DIE, PAINT-A-FLOWER: CALLA LILY FOR THE SENTIMENT, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, VERSAMARK INK, VELLUM

STEPS:

  • Swipe the dye inks on Neenah Solar White cardstock to create some stripes. Leave about 1/4 of the bottom white.
  • Tear the edge and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder and Versamark Ink.
  • Die cut the Thanks from the card front and from scrap paper then adhere on top of each other for added thickness to the diecut.
  • Ink the base of the word with Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Stamp the sentiment on vellum using Versamark Ink and emboss with Rose Gold embossing powder.
  • Cut strips of white paper and adhere on top of each other to create a border.
  • Assemble the card.

Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! For a chance to win, please follow @altenewllc and @mylittleatticstudio and leave a comment on IG to get a chance to win!!!

Altenew will draw 5 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this Instagram hop and announce the winners on Altenew’s Educator Instagram hop post on 03/05/2021.

Head over to your NEXT STOP: Eva Bussom — @evabussom. Make sure you follow all the other educators’ IG to see the wonderful creations! Below is the complete list.

Hop List:

@altenewllc
@rotejas_magic
@kariavan
@taniaahmed
@crown_focus
@irishrosecreations
@treasuresinletters
@sandespoema
@_michelleomurray
@terismailbox
@channellingmarthaau
@yesvirginialu
@notableink
@teresakim16
@altenew_planner_girl
@craftylemur
@karens_mini
@handmadebytasha13
@everyday_expressions
@pixelmavensretreat
@handmadebyteris
@sevenscrafts
@bridgetcaseydesigns
@mylittleatticstudio <– YOU ARE HERE
@evabussom
@irenemcbeatle
@cardrefinery
@jaycee.gaspar
@mes_cartes_a_moi
@auzztrinkletsncrafts
@rosieneust
@paperaddictpam
@tenianelson

I hope you liked the cards I created for this IG hop. Thank you so much for dropping by!!! Please don’t forget to leave a comment in IG to get a chance to win a prize! Stay safe everyone and happy crafting! ❤️

P.S. I changed the format of my post. Please let me know if the bullet points for the steps are easier to follow than writing them in paragraph form. Thanks everyone <3

Altenew Twinkle & Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends! Welcome to Altenew’s Twinkle and Shine Stamps/Dies/Stencils/Embossing Folders Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!!! Thank you so much to my dear and talented friend, Virginia Lu for sending all of you over to my blog! Make sure to drop by the Altenew Card blog for complete details about this hop. There are tons of amazing products in the release! Click this link to bring you to the Altenew shop.

I’m sure you’ll find something from this fabulous release that will inspire you to create. Below are some of the ways the products have inspired me.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY


MATERIALS: PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE STAMP, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PIGMA MICRON 0.3 PIGMENT INK PEN, DYE INKS TIDE BLUE AND STARLIGHT, WATERCOLOR PAPER

For this card, I stamped the floral images using Tide blue onto watercolor paper. I made sure to use a Misti so that I can go back and re-stamp the areas that need more ink. Then I inked up the edges of the petals with a darker blue and stamped it again. I took out the Pen Sketched Flower stamp set to more or less get an idea of how the petals were drawn and then used a sign pen to draw the petals loosely.

An orange cardstock was torn and embossed with rose gold embossing powder. I also added a gold strip to finish the edge of the stamped layer. I die cut 4 pieces of the Happy Birthday sentiment and adhered it on top of each other. White cardstock was swiped with the Tide Blue dye ink and used for the backing of the sentiment strip.


BE YOUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL


MATERIALS: EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP, CARTOON ROSE STAMP, PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE FLOWERS STAMP, THIN FRAMES 3D DIE, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, WOODGRAIN BARK CARDSTOCK, DISTRESS OXIDE INKS-BROKEN CHINA, TUMBLED GLASS AND PEACOCK FEATHERS

I love mixing up stamp sets. For this 3D card, I got images from the Eucalyptus Jar Stamp set, Cartoon Rose Stamp and the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp set. Only the foliage part of the Eucalyptus stamp was used to add fullness to the arrangement. The images were stamped on watercolor paper using Versmark Ink then embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. Watercolor brush markers were used to color the images.

The background was colored using a distress tool and distress inks to create an ombre effect. Spatters of water was added for texture. The images were die cut and arranged in one corner while the sentiment was stamped on white cardstock and adhered with foam squares on the opposite side. The thin frame 3D die was pretty easy to assemble and I used the Altenew Woodgrain Bark cardstock to mimic a wooden frame.


HANG IN THERE


MATERIALS: CARTOON ROSE STAMP, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, SUMMER GARDEN PAPER PACK, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, MFT STITCHED RECTANGLE STAX DIE, VERSAMARK INK, FOAM SHEETS, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS- SWEET LEAF, ESPRESSO, LIMEADE, SEA BREEZE, WATERCOLOR PAPER

Here’s a simple and quick card to make. Instead of layering the stamp set, I stamped the outline image onto patterned paper using Versamark Ink. I just made sure to choose the area of the paper where there were interesting watercolored patterns. For the leaves, I stamped the images onto watercolor paper then embossed using Rose Gold embossing powder. They were then colored using the watecolor brush markers. I die cut white cardstock using the MFT stitched rectangle stax die.

This was glued to a hot pink A2 top folding cardstock. The floral and leaf elements were arranged and glued. Then I placed the rectangular die on top making sure it fits right on top of the rectangular die cut and ran it through the die cutting machine again. This part was backed with a foam sheet to add dimension to the card front. The sentiment strip was die cut 4 times and adhered on top of each other. I just painted a strip of watercolor paper to match the leaves then used it for the backing of the sentiment.


GRATEFUL FOR YOU, MY FRIEND


MATERIALS: STRIPED CIRCLE STAMP, EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP, PEN SKETCHED SILHOUETTE STAMP, EMBOSSING POWDERS-CARIBBEAN SKY, ROSE GOLD AND PURE WHITE, FOAM SQUARES

Here’s a simple card to make. Purple cardstock was stamped using the Striped circle stamp set and Versamark Ink. This was then embossed using the Caribbean Sky embossing powder. The floral images from the Pen Sketched Silhouette stamp were stamped on Neenah Solar White cardstock then embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder.

The sentiment was stamped on navy blue cardstock and embossed using Pure White Embossing powder. The elements were then arranged on the card front using foam squares for added dimension.


SENTIMENTS FROM BETTER TOGETHER 2


MATERIALS: BEAUTIFUL BERGENIA EMBOSSING FOLDER, BETTER TOGETHER 2 STAMP, DYE INKS, DYE INKS-WISTERIA, MOUNTAIN MIST, MINTY MINT, OBSIDIAN PIGMENT INK. MFT A2 RECTANGLE STAX DIE

I learned this technique from my all-time favorite papercraft guru, Jennifer Mcguire in 2014 and then again recently but didn’t really give it a try. Here’s a link to one of her videos doing this technique. When my Altenew orders arrive which included this beautiful Bergenia 3D embossing folder, I had to try our her technique and I was not disappointed! I wanted these set of cards to be sweet so I made sure to use only pastel colors. It’s a pretty easy technique that gives wonderful results. You just have to add ink to the flat surfaces on one side of the embossing folder (the parts that are the background… not the embossed parts) and run this through the die cutting machine. Another tip I learned from Tim Holtz was to spray the paper on both sides with water before embossing to prevent the paper from tearing.

Take note that for all the cards, I had to die cut the window first before embossing. There are so many uplifting sentiments on the Better Together 2 stamp set that I had to create more backgrounds for them.

For this card, I die cut the circle first, inked up the embossing folder then embossed the paper. I stamped the sentiment on vellum using Rose gold embossing powder. The embossed flowers and leaves are just so beautiful!!! Make sure to use a thicker cardstock to prevent the paper from tearing up.

For this card, I did the same procedure then used an embossed image from the Pen Sketched Flowers stamp for added layering.


CHOOSE KINDNESS


MATERIALS: EUCALYPTUS JAR STAMP AND DIE, CIRCLE QUILT COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MAKERS LAGOON, PERSIAN BLUE, ESPRESSO, SWEET LEAF, LIME

Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.”

I’d like to share with you a personal story that has inspired me so much. Here in my country, because we are in general community quarantine, I heavily rely on courier services to pick up food, groceries etc. or to deliver or pick up packages for me. One day, I asked the rider to pick up something I ordered from a place an hour away from me. It took him 30 minutes to find it then waited another 30 minutes because my order was misplaced and couldn’t be found. Traffic was bad so by the time he reached my house, it was over 3 hours and way past lunchtime. I was so grateful that he just didn’t give up and cancel the pick-up. He made an effort to look for the place, wait for my order and brave the traffic. So in gratitude, I ordered a lunch meal good for 4 people so that he has something to eat and bring home to his family. The rider thanked me profusely for this little act of kindness but what blew me away was when I read a text he sent me a couple of hours later saying that on his way home, he saw a homeless family and shared what he had with them. He didn’t have much, yet he found it in his heart to share what he had to those in need. What a compassionate and selfless person! Now, more than ever, do we need to show kindness to others. Hopefully, this card will be a reminder for us to always be kind especially to those who need it most.

I used the beautiful Eucalyptus Jar stamp set and did no-line watercoloring. I lightly stamped the image using Antique Linen distress ink then painted the image using the watercolor brush markers. I used the Circle quilt cover die for added texture to the background. The sentiment was embossed on vellum then the strip was wrapped around the jar.


GIVEAWAYS


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 3 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/10/2020 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/12/2020.

Next stop is Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. Your comments mean so much to me so thanks for taking the time to leave some ❤️. By doing so, you get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! I hope you can follow me too on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Till my next post. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!


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Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hawaiian Coral Release Blog Hop

Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! If you have just visited Keisha Charles, then you are on the right track. Today, we share with you the latest from the Build-a-flower family: the Hawaiian Coral.

This stamp set can be layered or the outline stamp can be used alone. Below are card samples using the BAF: Hawaiian Coral.


MAKE A WISH


MATERIALS: BAF: HAWAIIAN CORAL, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS PERSIAN BLUE AND PURPLE WINE, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, BUTTERCREAM CRISP DYE INK, SENTIMENT STRIPS STAMP, VERSAMARK INK, FABER-CASTELL POLYCHROMOS COLORED PENCILS, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE

I created a no-line watercolored card here using the masking technique so that I can layer the flowers on top of each other. After watercoloring the petals using different concentrations of the Persian blue and the purple wine, I added deeper shades using colored pencils.

I wanted to add some dimension to this card so I die cut the painted piece and mounted it on a foam sheet. The edges of the card front were painted using the leftover paints on my palette then the painted layers were adhered to the card front using glue. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark ink then embossed with Pure White embossing powder. Lastly, I added a rose gold embossed frame to finish the card.


YOU ARE JUST ABSOLUTELY AMAZING


MATERIALS: ALTENEW-BAF HAWAIIAN CORAL, ARTIST MARKERS SET D, DYE INKS FRAYED LEAF, FOREST GLADES EVERGREEN , ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER , NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CS

He’s a similar layout using artist markers instead of watercolor. The outline image was embossed using Rose Gold Embossing powder. A die-cut was used to cut out part of the image and this was colored using artist markers R601, R603 and R614. I still have so much to learn on how to color using alcohol markers. Need to practice!!!


GIVEAWAYS


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/06/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/09/2020.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next up is the amazing Terri Koszler. Make sure to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I love reading your messages… warms my heart! Do follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio for my latest card creations. Take care everyone and I hope see you again soon!❤️


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